### DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: Counting Counting Crows

Speaker: **Tim Naumovitz**, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

Have you ever been listening to music by your favorite bands (2 Franks and a Shank, Democratic Republic of the Bongos, $\frac{(S)m^ar+ly}{Pr\Sigma(\pi)y}$, etc) and wondered how they got their names? In this talk, we'll explore ways in which we can use combinatorial techniques to come up with a closed form for the number of ways in which you can name your band. If there's time, we'll travel to the town in which Schubert was built and, using my advisor's phone, attempt to solve Fox's conjecture (or at least figure out what it says).

Further information can be found at http://math.rutgers.edu/~nhf12/GCS/